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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 78%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 000%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 000%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 89%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 000%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 78%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 68%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 000%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 000%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 000%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 67%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 000%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 000%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 000%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 56%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 000%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 000%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 22%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 000%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 000%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 000%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 000%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 33%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 22%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 000%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 000%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 000%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 000%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 56%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 000%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 000%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 000%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 000%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 22%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 89%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 78%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 000%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 78%
Bill Archer 000%
Richard Armey 000%
John Ashcroft 000%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 000%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 13%
James Barcia 22%
Bob Barr, Jr. 000%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 000%
Charlie Bass 11%
Herbert Bateman 000%
Max Baucus 56%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 56%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Howard Berman 100%
Tom Bevill 20%
Brian Bilbray 56%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 11%
Peter Blute 60%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
Kit Bond 11%
Henry Bonilla 000%
David Edward Bonior 89%
Sonny Bono 11%
Robert Borski, Jr. 56%
Rick Boucher 22%
Bill Bradley 100%
John Breaux 56%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 20%
Richard Bryan 89%
Ed Bryant 000%
John Bryant 100%
Dale Bumpers 50%
Jim Bunning 000%
Conrad Burns 11%
Dan Burton 000%
Steve Buyer 000%
Robert Byrd 33%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 67%
Thomas Campbell 89%
Mike Castle 56%
John Chafee 89%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 000%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 89%
Robert Clement 22%
William Cohen 60%
Ronald Coleman 60%
Barbara-Rose Collins 100%
Cardiss Collins 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 000%
Gary Condit 33%
Kent Conrad 56%
Jerry Costello 22%
Paul Coverdell 22%
Christopher Cox 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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